Swift Campout 2020

Swift Industries has been a leader in promoting and supporting bike exploration since they came onto the scene. Their upcoming Equinox Campout is a great opportunity to get outside and explore your local parks, trails, and camping destinations.

I plan on doing an overnight now that I’ll have the luxury of a weekend day off and not having to be at work until noon most days! Quite exciting stuff coming from someone who hasn’t been able to get a consistent weekend day off for almost a year. Retail management is usually not super conducive to having weekends off like…ever.

If you want to explore rides in your area or connect with other campout leaders, head over to swiftcampout.com. There’s still time to create a profile and even post your own ride if you’d like to encourage others to join.

I plan on riding my Surly Krampus paired up with the Blackburn Outpost Elite handlebar and seat bags. I haven’t yet taken the handlebar bag out for an overnight and am looking forward to it. I recently swapped some Jones Bars on the bike and it will be getting another upgrade soon as an MRP carbon fork it also on its way!

Blackburn Outpost Elite

I plan on ditching the old fork and existing wheel set as the next upgrade I want to make is some Stan’s tubeless wheels so I can drop some weight off the bike and run lower pressure. I’ll likely keep the Rabbit Hole wheels so I can easily swap my studded tires onto the bike for winter commuting.

MRP Rock Solid Carbon Fork (mine will be the 490 length with QR)

I really want to do a write up on both the Blackburn seatbag and the handlebar bag soon, so I’m excited to get out and see how it holds up. I’ve used it for commuting a couple of times, but would like to see how it holds up to 50+ miles of gravel riding and being packed with camping gear.

Stay tuned for that and thanks as always for reading.

Eat Well, Bike Often!

Cassandra

Wheels & Reels Coming Soon!

The idea of bike in movies seems to be springing up everywhere! Our newsfeed has been blowing up with photos of families rolling into their neighborhood park or couples making a date night out of classic movies being screened.

We’re glad to say that the Madison area will be getting their own series of bike in movie events called Wheels & Reels. Starting this Friday, July 18th Wheels & Reels will be kicking off with a showing of The Princess Bride, undoubtedly a fan favorite for all ages.

The event will be taking place in Fitchburg’s own Gunflint Trail Park (located off of the Capital City Trail). The park can be accessed coming from the West by Glacier Valley Rd. or from the East by hopping off the Cap City Trail onto Gunflint trail. Fish Hatchery Road allows you to access Glacier Valley Rd. coming from the North or South.

The event itself is free, but there will be a plethora of food and beverage available for purchase. Wisconsin Brewing Company will be pouring a great selection of local brews. Bonus: $2 of each beer sold will be donated to the Wisconsin Bike Fed!

Curd Girl and a number of local food trucks will be on hand to dish up some delicious local delicacies. Additional sponsors include RIVA apartments, Green Cab, Ian’s Pizza, High Noon Saloon, Dane County Credit Union, and Mapping Specialists.

Free bike valet will be provided by Madison B Cycle! So mark your calendars and get the family together for a fun night of riding and movie watching 🙂

Not to mention, we’ll be hosting a Fix A Flat clinic for those who want to learn how to be prepared while out on the road 😉

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BIKE FEST

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September 5th, 2013
Majestic Theater, King St.

7pm
FREE Bike Valet
FREE Food for Bike Fed Members
Those who aren’t currently Fed Members can sign up at the event.

Enjoy music, food, drinks, and the company of hundreds of other Wisconsin Bike enthusiasts all FOR FREEEE!!!

Check out the event page on Facebook for information on group rides to the event from each of Madison’s neighborhoods.